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A woman who developed 2,500 personalities after being repeatedly raped by her father as a child told her alters to ‘stand down’ when justice was finally served. 

Jeni Haynes, now 49, created multiple personalities as a coping mechanism after her father started abusing her when she was four years old.

Four the next seven years, she would be subjected to the most unspeakable abuse – which she said she only survived because of her alters. 

After a years long battle for justice, her father, Richard Haynes, was sentenced to 45 years jail with a non-parole period of 33 years earlier this month.  

‘Every one of my alters, every person inside, the war is over, we won. Stand down,’ she said as she smiled on 60 Minutes.

‘We’re free! We’re free, we’re finally, finally free.’ 

‘We’re free! We’re free, we’re finally finally free,’ she said giddily, Jeni Haynes said on 60 Minutes

Haynes was sentenced for 25 offences related to his rape and molestation of his daughter, beginning the year the family moved to Australia and ending when they moved back to England

Haynes was sentenced for 25 offences related to his rape and molestation of his daughter, beginning the year the family moved to Australia and ending when they moved back to England 

At 74 years old, the monster will almost certainly die behind bars. 

‘When she [the judge] said 45 years I didn’t know where to look, I didn’t know what to say,’ Ms Haynes laughed. 

During the trial, some of Ms Haynes’ alters were allowed to give evidence against her father. 

They included a young boy, Little Ricky, a teenager named Muscles – and a four-year-old girl, Symphony. 

Shortly after the court heard from Symphony, Ms Haynes’ father switched his plea from not guilty and admitted to 25 charges.     

Ms Haynes spoke of how the sentencing caused the army of multiple personalities she had constructed rejoice in unison.    

‘The sounds in my head – it was like everybody spoke all at once – everybody inside was just screaming with joy,’ she said.  

Richard Haynes, was sentenced to 45 years jail with a non-parole period of 33 years

Richard Haynes, was sentenced to 45 years jail with a non-parole period of 33 years

Jennifer Haynes (pictured arriving in court) 49, came face to face with her father during his trial

Ms Haynes (pictured) developed an 'army' of personalities each with their own voices, memories and characteristics as a way of coping with her abuse

Jennifer Haynes 49, came face to face with her father during his trial. The woman testified of the horrific abuse that led her to develop 2,500 personalities

'I want him to go to jail for a very, very, very long time and I hope his time in prison is as traumatic as my childhood was'

‘I want him to go to jail for a very, very, very long time and I hope his time in prison is as traumatic as my childhood was’

Jeni has a permanent colostomy bag, which she has described as a ‘degrading, daily reminder’ of her father’s crimes, and unending problems with eyesight, hearing, dentistry and mental health. 

‘I want him to go to jail for a very, very, very long time and I hope his time in prison is as traumatic as my childhood was,’ she said.  

The judge said no sentence could possibly measure up to the ‘depraved and abhorrent’ offending that Haynes was yet to explain.

Describing the child abuse among the worst to come before the court, Judge Sarah Huggett noted the physical harm was often accompanied with ‘significant gratuitous cruelty’, including extreme psychological manipulation.

‘Given the brutality and violence meted out, it is unsurprising that Jennifer believed what her father said … and many years passed before she found the courage to report (it),’ she said. 

Jeni Haynes was seen smiling as she left the Downing Centre District Court in Sydney

The personalities include a four-year-old girl called Symphony, the personality abused by her father, and an eight-year-old boy named Little Ricky. Pictured: Ms Haynes as a child

The judge said no sentence could possibly measure up to the ‘depraved and abhorrent’ offending that Haynes was yet to explain.

Jeni has a permanent colostomy bag, which she has described as a 'degrading, daily reminder' of her father's crimes, and unending problems with eyesight, hearing, dentistry and mental health

Jeni has a permanent colostomy bag, which she has described as a ‘degrading, daily reminder’ of her father’s crimes, and unending problems with eyesight, hearing, dentistry and mental health 

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